Napoleone Erba specializes in cashmere tops at UBM ‘Mrket’

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Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla
Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla
Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla

Cashmere At Its Finest

In this final day of UBM Men’s Trade Show here at New York City’s Javits Center, the Mrket’s cornered with a neighbor of theirs that’s Made In Italy, featuring the best of the best that’s supported by the Italian Trade Commission, having the finest brands that Italy has to offer, one of them being Napoleone Erba who specializes in craftsmenship with their line of sweaters.

Napoleone Erba is a designer that has been around for over 100 years, where its roots began as a hat company prior to when the company first started, it goes as far back as 1850, fast-forward to the late 1950’s where the hat market had dramatically changed, and focus shifted from hats to knitwear, where passion for luxury and elegance together with the use of precious cashmere gain the favor of the Italian and foreign market.

Napoleone Erba’s speciality in cashmere are cashmere silk sweaters, giving off an incredible soft to the touch at the lightest feel, Napoleone Erba also is known for cashmere hooded sweaters that have Napoleone Erba’s name and established year on them, Napoleone Erba also has a big appetite for cashmere joggers one can enjoy in their leisure time.

Cable knit cashmere are also a strong staple with Napoleone Erba as it specializes in not only a pattern of cable knit sweaters and turtlenecks, but also has honeycomb patterns in their tops that come in beige and navy blue for the most part.

Napoleone Erba remains true to its evolving and emerging history with knits that have been praising not only the Italian market, but high-end knit markets around the world, being the utmost stylish with men and women alike.

Daniel Quintanilla

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Lauren Conrad organizes to the next level

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Stand For Neatness

There are plenty of reasons not to get organized, either you’re too busy, always working, up in New York City like Daniel plus Lauren still is today for UBM Men’s Trade Show, or just too tired to even clear off the ottoman, but your home one day may seem unrecognizable where you’re forced clean it up all night long, but don’t let it get to that point, let Lauren Conrad help you today with next level organizing.

This first tip of disorganization from The Home Edit is very foreign to yours truly unless away from home, but it’s not so foreign when they see others do it daily, it’s not opening your mail or even getting your mail for days or even weeks at a time, it’s the first step not only to get rid of junk mail or know what’s going on, but clearing up space in your home.

Bits and babbles end up gathering around in places where more important things are stored, so get some trinkets to put those tiny little items in, store pantry staples in clear containers so no boxes or bags of food linger around and spoil your food staples sooner, and buy a uniform set of hangers so you’re able to move your clothes and coats in the closet a lot easier.

Food and medicine have a bad habit of staying around too long where we easily forget about them, so check all the expiration dates on those items to avoid food poisoning or medical complications if they’re expired, once they’ve expired, throw them out, handwoven baskets from The Little Market are perfect in your closet to store all kinds of things like toiletries, towels, supplies, toys, etc.; and labels are a powerful thing to have on all the items you store in every inch of the home.

Cabinets are a great place to store all kinds of things, cabinets go way deep into its engineering when you build a lazy susan into the model, lazy susans are a great way to keep things accessible when you got deep cabinets, color code your shelves with items of the like color so you know where they are when you need them, and considerable stackable storage boxes when you don’t have a built in closet in the house.

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Rhone works out its activewear at UBM ‘Mrket’

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Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla
Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla
Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla

Enjoy The Run

Going to the gym before attending a trade show each day is always a routine Daniel plus Lauren keeps up, but it had nothing to do with UBM Men’s Trade Show’s second day until arriving here today at New York City’s Javits Center where yours truly came across Rhone, under the aegis of Mrket, as one just bought a Rhone T-Shirt at Equinox in Columbus Circle with other shorts since laundry’s yet to be done.

Rhone is performance wear and athleisure wear that’s innovative with a man’s body as it exercises, a Rhone T-shirt has the ability to keep you cool as you run on the treadmill, cools you in those hot spots where your body needs it, and is made with poly so it can dry very quickly while whisking away sweat right after you’ve worked out.

Rhone’s T-Shirts are not only innovative, but they’re very stylish coming in 2 port colors, as well as several pops of colors who any man out there who’s got a fashion bug, it just so happens one of the shirts yours truly bought today were also on Rhone’s display here, Rhone’s become a staple at Equinox because it goes for that man who forgot his gym clothes, and can’t help it but become a loyal consumer thereafter because Rhone builds their gym clothes strong, it’s also said that men are more loyal with their gym clothes than women because women go by what’s happening now in fashion.

It’s Rhone’s commitment to durability, construction, and strength that also enables Rhone to make great bottoms such as their Mako Short that’s a 9 inch lined short for all kinds of daily activities in a 4 way stretch featuring 5 pockets, gusseted seams for mobility, flatlocked seams that prevents chaffing, Lycra-lined waistband so its contour to the body, and mesh-media pocket on the right-hand side, all from excellent construction, and don’t forget these shorts too have incredible pops of color, especially in blue.

Rhone is that gym T-Shirt and short you definitely want to invest in, and keep buying into as Rhone continues to advance in upcoming seasons after this current one.

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Remy Leather continues the family legacy at UBM ‘Mrket’

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Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla
Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla
Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla

Carry On

In life, we carry on with things or about things, but we refuse to march along with a 16 degree day here at New York City’s Javits Center where the second day of the UBM Men’s Trade Show is taking place, we go to the Mrket end of things today where Daniel plus Lauren comes across the family tradition of Remy Leather.

A third generation family business that is 48 years old, Remy Leather is a domestic leather jacket manufacturer that’s based out of Los Angeles, California, where its speciality is using high-end Italian lamb skins.

Remy Leather’s main attraction so far has been unique specialty skins having jackets in smooth skin textures, or leather jackets that are not only smooth, but are dyed in a blend of blue and brown, and are laser cut vertically where evidence of lines are found on the lamb skin leather jacket, the colors truly come out of this jacket as you brush the jacket down along the lines of laser marks.

Remy Leather has begun to expand its cloth line going into wool cashmere blends, which has worked very well so far, there’s a handful of jackets already made in wool cashmere which are nice to handle on your fingers, and are very stylish to say the least when wearing on subzero days like today.

Remy Leather carries on strong with its collection of leather jackets that have been made for a long time, it’s third generation ensures that it continues on for generations beyond now.

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Lauren Conrad gang craves transitional neutrals

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It Can’t Be Spring………

Don’t worry, it’s not spring just yet, nowhere near spring since it’s 16 degrees today up here in New York City where Daniel plus Lauren is for the UBM Man’s Project/ Mrket trade show, but it hasn’t stopped Lauren Conrad from craving transitional neutrals one should have in their closet taking you from winter to spring.

If you need help figuring out how to transition from winter to spring, you can start by looking to the LC Lauren Conrad Collection where you’ll find tops, bottoms, and shoes that can be easily worn now and later, the simpliest way to start with a neutral is with pink, where you can fall in love with blush pink and soft tan colors on any piece imaginable.

Whether you like layers or not, neutrals will change any doubt you have about layers, because neutral layers can help you color code your sweaters and blouses if they come in light colors that are similar to a layered neutral like Lauren has from her LC Kohl’s collection.

Neutrals are not just all about medium and light colors, neutrals can also come in dark colors like black, gray, or darker hues that can be found on the perfect blazer whether it’s a short blazer, or a long enough blazer to be considered a layer which not only means you like this layer, but add a dramatic pop of color over a light blouse and a pair of blue denim jeans with black high heel boots.

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Agenzia 357 advances BMW Studio collection at UBM ‘PROJECT’

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Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla
Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla
Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla

Inspiration Driven By The Best

The roads are in grave danger of being icy tonight and tomorrow as temperatures drop into single digits and the teens, but the road today is hot here at New York City’s Javits Center where UBM’s Project men’s trade show’s taking place features a N:OW moment to see Agenzia 357 with its BMW Studio collection paying true homage the car maker and fashion’s latest.

This season, Agenzia 357 with their BMW Studio collection put their focus on knits, staying right on trend with the vibe of the 80’s where a blend of textures led the way instead of solids being colors like now, BMW Studio also has outerwear to lead the way mixing sportswear with athleisure attire, taking a jacket that can be worn two ways as a sportscoat, and worn elevated where it can go to the gym or go out to dinner, it’s a bomber jacket coming in a combination of fabric, leather and knit (a mix of textiles).

The hottest part of the engine with the BMW Studio is The BMW Art Car #18 Limited Capsule Collection by Cao Fei, whose 1978 entrance onto this Earth hasn’t stopped him from being the youngest and first Chinese artist ever to create a BMW Art Car by employing augmented and virtual reality, where this internationally acclaimed Chinese multimedia artist addresses the future of mobility such as autonomous driving airborn cars and digitalization.

To put it in lamen terms, Cao Fei’s car-topped creation has translated into a collection of T-Shirts being graphic designs stemming from the blank of atop of a car turning into a graphic collaboration with BMW that’s spawned into tops that are sharp to wear, and price points fit into other T-Shirt collections which also fit into urban wear that’s strong in the fashion market already.

What attracted Daniel plus Lauren to the BMW Studio collection by Agenzia 357 last July were the high quality designs paying homage to the fine cars BMW makes on a regular basis that spin off in their tops and jackets, especially with the Cao Fei collection taking simple T-Shirt and making into bold statement.

Agenzia 357 continues their BMW Studio collection upholding to that very same high standard not only that BMW holds, but Agenzia 357 strives to hold onto.

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Daines & Hathaway armors strong accessories at UBM ‘PROJECT’

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Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla
Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla
Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla

It Can Take Anything

Even if there’s rain, sleet, snow, freezing rain, or bitter cold, that’s still not enough reason to keep the first day of UBM’s semi-annual men’s trade show from happening today here in New York City at the Javits Center, where PROJECT under The Foundry has Daines & Hathaway with the strongest accessories Daniel plus Lauren so far has seen.

Daines & Hathaway is an English brand that was established in 1922 that specializes in men’s leather accessories made exclusively by Daines & Hathaway’s parent company, Pittard’s World Class Leather, D&H is best known for large and small leather bag accessories, but their best known for their world-famous military wet packs, carrying toiletries like toothbrushes and razors by Taylor of Old Bond Street.

What makes Daines & Hathaway’s military wet packs truly famous are that they were supplied to the British Army during World War II, D&H continues to spread their 97-year-old legacy by using ventile canvas which is waterproof for all their accessories, as well as making real camo for 65 percent of the military around the world.

Daines and Hathaway’s leather is not only brage resistant and water resistant, but it is soft and beautiful for the most part, the hardware along with the leather are manufactured in England, allowing Daines and Hathaway to make beautiful leather concepts beyond the military wet pack, which are wallets, watch rolls, notebooks, laptop cases, flask, and gigantic handbags, but in a man’s case they’re light, strong, and beautiful carry bags that store any amount of clothing you’re willing to pack up for a trip.

What caught the eye of Daniel plus Lauren with Daines & Hathaway was the beautiful orange color on the military wet packs, watch rolls, flasks, and the carry bags that do the ventile canvas extremely well, one can also see how ventile canvas is so waterproof that you can see water bead off the bag, another bit of history with ventile canvas are the fighter pilots during World War II had their military attire made from waterproof ventile canvas, and the ventile canvas protected the fighter pilots extremely well in case they had to eject from their planes into sea.

With the ability to make their own leather, Daines and Hathaway creates all possibilities with their beautiful leather, keeping the legacy of their men’s accessories collection at high quality while creating new ways to market their leather in backpacks and laptop cases that suit the future well, but it’s the wet bags and wet packs that are always an accessory for the man on the go.

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Lauren Conrad begins long MLK weekend with The LC.com Edit

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Aren’t Clear Weekends Fun????

For the first time in 2019 so far, we finally have a weekend where there are no holidays, or no first official weekends after the new year, it’s just a plain old weekend, albeit a 3-day weekend for some, a weekend where it’s all free and clear for one to make up their own plans, it’s perfect that Lauren Conrad has The LC.com Edit focused today on its own two feet.

Lauren begins the edit this week with DIY Macrame Feathers via Honestly WTF, handmade feathers that are surprisingly easy to make, a project that turns into the prettiest boho wall decor.

Green apples such as Granny Smith apples 🍏 are not only tart, but are delicious and perfect for making apple pie, green apples are also perfect for exfoliating the face, so Lauren tripped over the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Full Strength Exfoliating Mask that makes your face feel soft, reducing fine lines and discoloration.

Closets are the holy grail among women because it’s their first destination to beauty in the morning, but a messy closet can really blur one’s outfit looking crisp, let alone gorgeous, Lauren can be an enormous help breaking the logjam with 6 Genius Closet Storage Tips via Brit + Co because that clothing-filled closet of yours is too precious to mess with.

If your a weekend lover for life, you don’t want to miss out on the LC Lauren Conrad Heart Weekend Sweatshirt where you can live the weekend forever, cereal will definitely love Crate & Barrel Nesting Mixing Bowls, “Vanity Fair” on Amazon Prime, Cake Beauty from The Posh Wash Shampoo, Sheltered Co. Weighted Blanket, The Little Market Woven Yoga Bag, and a Rooster Wearing Pants by RD Farms.

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Lauren Conrad’s in depth about laser eye surgery

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Visions Of New Vision

Sight is an important part of our lives, whether our vision is clear, or physically blind, those who’s vision is partially clear rely on glasses and contacts to help them see things more clearly, but there’s an opportunity to improve your vision 100 percent, it’s laser eye surgery, Lauren Conrad’s contributor, Tessa Scott, discusses today her own personal experience of going through a laser eye procedure.

Tessa, who’s dad is a laser eye surgeon, knows a thing or two about laser eye surgery, it comes in 2 types being LASIK and PRK, LASIK creates a flap on the cornea and the tissue underneath is reshaped, PRK involves the surgeon removing a thin layer of the cornea all together, reshaping the tissue and the surface layer grows back and smoothes out over time, Tessa opted for PRK because there’s no risk of the cornea flap becoming undone via accident or obstruction.

Tessa says she had to use special drops and not wear contacts for a week to prep for her 15 minute PRK surgery, the recover afterwards was an intensive within itself, constant drops hourly following the surgery, flucuating vision online with the drops, and cease of driving, working, or iPhone for 7 to 10 days to completely recover from laser eye PRK surgery.

But as 1 to 2 weeks went on, 6 to 7 weeks went on, and 6 months completely after the surgery, Tessa Scott’s vision is much cripser and clearer than it ever was before, and Tessa said good-bye to glasses and contacts for good.

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Lauren Conrad organizes life with trinket trays

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Trinket Of Circumstance

If you’ve been around people all your life, or even your own family who keeps items like jewelry or rings for a very long time, even things like paperclips here and there, you know they gotta go some place where they can be found, if not an ashtray, a container, or a jewelry box, then they can go in something like a trinket tray which Lauren Conrad adores, so today there’s 5 ways to use trinket trays.

First, let’s get to the most modern way to use a trinket tray, that’s in the office where an excess of paperclips, washi tape, thumbtacks, or anything else that can poke you and make you bleed if they’re not stored away properly, bringing in a trinket tray that’s made to look like a cat, lion, or so forth can help one’s desk at least look more cleaner and organized to be around, plus locate a thumbtack more visibly.

You can never have too many hairpins lying around, especially those moments where you need to straighten out your hair in a pinch, but they can easily scatter everywhere about the house, so keep as many as you can in a cute trinket, so you don’t lose your mind looking for one even in your kitchen drawer.

Trinket trays whether they’re open or closed up are perfect to keep hold of any household item that can be thought of like candles, money, matches, keys, and so forth, even any item no bigger than lipstick also have a home in a trinket, and the 3 kitchen S’s being salt, sugar, and spice pour themselves at home in a trinket tray with a lid.

Daniel Quintanilla